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OMB to Agencies: Time to Finish IPv6 Transition

With the 2021 budget proposal in the rearview, the Office of Management and Budget’s IT policy shop released its first new guidance of the calendar year: a final push on getting agencies transitioned to IPv6, the current standard for identifying systems and devices communicating with and over the internet.

The previous standard, IPv4, created addresses using a 32-bit format, capping the total number of addresses at 2^32, or just shy of 4.3 billion. The IPv6 schema is 128-bit, enabling more than 340 undecillion, or 340,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 addresses.

Read more at NextGov

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